Bulletin of the National Speleological Society - ISSN 0146-9517
Volume 28 Number 2: 100-103 - April 1966

A publication of the National Speleological Society

Free Living Mites (Acarina) in Australian Caves
Elery Hamilton-Smith


An examination of the free-living mites (Acarina) from Australian caves indicates taxonomic parallels with other recorded cave faunas. The majority of species are associated with bat guano, and although a large number are apparently confined to the cave habitat, none appear to be truly troglobitic.

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